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David Roth Weiss
Blackmagic makes yet another nice acquisition
on Dec 7, 2011 at 10:36:59 pm

First it was DaVinci, now it's Teranex. Blackmagic has certainly added some top flight pieces to its puzzle. Here's the story: http://news.creativecow.net/story/867873

I'm guessing that great up/down and standards conversions may be in the future of Blackmagic I/O devices and cards.

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Rob Mackintosh
Re: Blackmagic makes yet another nice acquisition
on Dec 7, 2011 at 11:42:18 pm

[David Roth Weiss] "I'm guessing that great up/down and standards conversions may be in the future of Blackmagic I/O devices and cards."

I agree with that. I also wonder how long it will be before we see a DaVinci hardware accelerator.

Or does the pace of GPU development make that unnecessary?

Could they create a system to rival Quantel?

I guess they already have one with the Linux version of Resolve ( and it's support for 16 GPUs).


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Walter Soyka
Re: Blackmagic makes yet another nice acquisition
on Dec 8, 2011 at 4:36:47 am

Wow.

Don't forget the EchoLab acquisition, either. They've acquired quite a lot of impressive technology and engineering talent in the last couple years.

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Jason Jenkins
Re: Blackmagic makes yet another nice acquisition
on Dec 8, 2011 at 6:33:19 pm

[Walter Soyka] "They've acquired quite a lot of impressive technology and engineering talent in the last couple years."

How is their tech support talent these days?

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Herb Sevush
Re: Blackmagic makes yet another nice acquisition
on Dec 8, 2011 at 7:41:34 pm

[Jason Jenkins] "How is their tech support talent these days?"

At their prices they don't believe in tech support. Fortunately I've never had a single hardware malfunction with any of their cards and converters and this is going back at least 7 years. If you like tech support, you buy AJA.

Herb Sevush
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Chris Harlan
Re: Blackmagic makes yet another nice acquisition
on Dec 8, 2011 at 8:27:29 pm

[Herb Sevush] "Fortunately I've never had a single hardware malfunction with any of their cards and converters and this is going back at least 7 years."

I heartily second this. I've been using their cards for a similar amount of time, and have always been happy.


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Robert Brown
Re: Blackmagic makes yet another nice acquisition
on Dec 8, 2011 at 8:17:08 pm

BMD is slowly and surely becoming a behemoth. It's good to see some video companies growing now when so many of the older ones are dead and dying.

Robert Brown
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Craig Seeman
Re: Blackmagic makes yet another nice acquisition
on Dec 8, 2011 at 10:02:26 pm

I wonder when they buy Avid?



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Herb Sevush
Re: Blackmagic makes yet another nice acquisition
on Dec 8, 2011 at 11:05:51 pm

[Craig Seeman] "I wonder when they buy Avid?"

After the chapter 11 reorganization.

Herb Sevush
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Christian Schumacher
Re: Blackmagic makes yet another nice acquisition
on Dec 9, 2011 at 2:58:33 am

If they do buy Avid, wouldn't they kill support for AJA, MOTU, MATROX, BLUEFISH?

That would suck big time...


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Herb Sevush
Re: Blackmagic makes yet another nice acquisition
on Dec 9, 2011 at 3:29:42 am

Relax, where just being hypothetical.

Herb Sevush
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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Blackmagic makes yet another nice acquisition
on Dec 9, 2011 at 1:46:49 pm

[Herb Sevush] "Relax, where just being hypothetical."

The tables have turned! ;-)


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Christian Schumacher
Re: Blackmagic makes yet another nice acquisition
on Dec 9, 2011 at 2:06:55 pm

[Jeremy Garchow] " The tables have turned! ;-)"

Well, concerning Apple and their strategies, there won't be tables to turn anymore.
All they plan will be due to rest on our laps or in our hands.


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Blackmagic makes yet another nice acquisition
on Dec 9, 2011 at 2:16:14 pm

[Christian Schumacher] "Well, concerning Apple and their strategies, there won't be tables to turn anymore.
All they plan will be due to rest on our laps or in our hands."


It was a joke to Herb about waxing hypotheticals. That's it. I laughed.


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Herb Sevush
Re: Blackmagic makes yet another nice acquisition
on Dec 9, 2011 at 2:17:05 pm

[Jeremy Garchow] "It was a joke to Herb about waxing hypotheticals. That's it. I laughed."

I didn't laugh so much as chuckle. See, we still can't agree.

Herb Sevush
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Bill Davis
Re: Blackmagic makes yet another nice acquisition
on Dec 11, 2011 at 11:13:04 pm

[Herb Sevush] "I didn't laugh so much as chuckle. See, we still can't agree."

Which is consistent for you Herb!

After all, we wouldn't want you to damage your brand as a "grumpy contrarian" - any more than people would accept my changing mine from "shameless Apple apologist" - it's who we've allowed ourselves to become here just by being ourselves - and as we increasingly see, it takes too much time to understand a complex human being's underlying truths - it's easier to just suspend one's critical, contextual thinking, and slot everything into what we perceive as it's "brand attributes."

We are not men, (nor DEVO!) - we're just branding message depositories, willfully or not!

; )

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Herb Sevush
Re: Blackmagic makes yet another nice acquisition
on Dec 12, 2011 at 3:50:46 pm

[Bill Davis] " it takes too much time to understand a complex human being's underlying truths"

Bill, my underlying truth is that I'm a grumpy contrarian.

It's not my only truth, but it works here. Asking for others to understand our deeper underlying truths makes one sound like a moonstruck teenager - "oh why can't they love me for who I truly am?" when the answer is we are what we say and do.

If our truths, like anything else, are buried too deep, they just might be somewhat deceased.

Herb Sevush
Zebra Productions
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Bernhard Grininger
Re: Blackmagic makes yet another nice acquisition
on Dec 10, 2011 at 11:18:19 am

Hello,

I really do appreciate this step! It's time for highend-conversion to become affordable!

What would also fit nicely into BMD's portfolio would be Woodman Labs,
manufacturor of the GoPro camera and ...

... owner of the CINEFORM Codec!

This codec alone would be a reason to buy a BMD I/O-Hardware
in times Adobe doesn't have anything similar to offer and the
status of ProRes as accepted delivery codec is in question through FCP-X.

And the combination of BMD's Hyperdeck series with Cineform - I only could say WOW!


Best regards,
Bernhard


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Andreas Kiel
Re: Blackmagic makes yet another nice acquisition
on Dec 10, 2011 at 1:03:36 pm

I agree with Bernhard. Having the Cineform (and the GoPro) in the portfolio would widen their market - not moving it.

Andreas

Spherico
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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Blackmagic makes yet another nice acquisition
on Dec 14, 2011 at 2:23:02 pm

Top of the line teranex goes from $90k to $20k.

Yowsers.

http://www.blackmagic-design.com/press/pressdetails/?releaseID=26529


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